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Updates made to the COVID-19 vaccination elearning programme

Posted on: August 6th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Since the COVID-19 vaccination programme went live, the content of the different sessions which make up this programme has been updated and amended as more information about the vaccines and the vaccine programme has become available.

For those who have already completed this elearning programme, these updates are detailed below, starting with the most recent.

5 August 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • revisions following republication of the Green Book COVID-19 Chapter
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • vaccination recommendations for 12 to 17 year olds

Core session updated to include consent for children and young people

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session revised to detail transition from use of this vaccine under Regulation 174 to use under Conditional Marketing Authorisation

8 July 2021

Pfizer BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccine sessions all updated to include

  • the latest vaccine effectiveness data
  • reference to JCVI interim advice about a booster vaccination programme
  • myocarditis and pericarditis reports following the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines
  • capillary leak syndrome reports following AstraZeneca vaccine
  • revised advice on co-administration and giving COVID-19 vaccine when other vaccines have recently been given
  • advice about mixed vaccine schedules
  • JCVI advice about the recommended interval of 8 to 12 weeks between vaccine doses
  • more information about vaccine induced thrombosis and thrombocytopenia syndrome following AstraZeneca vaccine added and updated contraindications and precautions for this vaccine
  • some minor wording changes to all sessions following recent updates to the Green Book COVID-19 chapter and new web­­links added

11 May 2021

AstraZeneca session updated to include

  • updated advice from the JCVI that an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine should be offered to healthy adults aged under 40 years, not only to healthy adults under 30 years as previously recommended in April

21 April 2021

All sessions updated to include

  • new JCVI advice on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women

AstraZeneca session more substantially updated to include

  • new advice about very rare blood clotting and unusual bleeding condition following vaccination with AstraZeneca vaccine and the subsequent new contraindications and precautions to this vaccine, including changes to age group recommendations

Some minor wording changes to all sessions following recent updates to the Green Book COVID-19 chapter and new web­­links and images added.

8 April 2021

New knowledge and assessment sessions for the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine added

16 February 2021

Core Knowledge, Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccine sessions all updated to include

  • advice on managing allergic history and allergies after first dose
  • updated information and clarification of advice on vaccination in pregnancy

as stated in revised Green Book COVID-19 chapter

29 January 2021

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session:

AstraZeneca vaccine session:

  • Change to state multidose vial should be clearly labelled with the date and time of expiry rather than from when it was first punctured

Some minor wording changes in Core Knowledge, Pfizer BioNTech and AstraZeneca sessions in response to user feedback or nationally published guidance.

20 January 2021

Core Knowledge session:

  • Section on Long COVID added,
  • Section on laboratory and pathology staff and social care staff eligibility for vaccination updated to be in line with Green Book COVID-19 chapter
  • Change to wording around immunosuppression to reflect change to Green Book COVID-19 chapter about this

Pfizer BioNTech vaccine session:

  • Waste disposal section updated in response to expert feedback
  • Addition of ordering via Foundry system by PCN designated sites in response to request to add this from Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)
  • Change to wording of description of appearance of Pfizer BioNTech vaccine prior to dilution following change about this in the Pfizer Reg174 HCP Information document
  • Addition of link and reference to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine healthcare professional’s training and information materials (cvdvaccine.co.uk/)

AstraZeneca vaccine session:

  • Waste disposal section updated in response to expert feedback
  • Minor wording changes to “how does the vaccine work” in response to user feedback for clarity
  • Addition of ordering via Foundry system by PCN designated sites in response to request to add this from Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS)
  • Addition of link and reference to the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine healthcare professional’s training and information materials (cvdvaccine.co.uk/)

8 January 2021

  • Advice about obtaining an additional dose from COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca vials added to AstraZeneca session
  • More information about recommended interval between first and second dose added to both AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNTech sessions
  • More information added to section about information to provide to recipients following vaccination in both AstraZeneca and Pfizer BioNTech sessions.

31 December 2020

  • New knowledge and assessment sessions on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine added
  • Core Knowledge and Pfizer BioNTech vaccine sessions updated to include: revised advice from JCVI on pregnancy and breastfeeding, updated statement from JCVI about scheduling of vaccine doses (between 4 and 12 weeks),
  • Pfizer BioNTech session updated to include: advice on obtaining a 6th dose from a vial, and allergy precautions as stated in updated Green Book COVID-19 chapter and updated Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine document

December 2020

  • Core Knowledge session updated with advice about not giving COVID-19 vaccine to pregnant or breastfeeding women after the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer BioNTech) was authorised for use
  • New MHRA guidance added on not giving COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 to those with a history of anaphylaxis to a vaccine, medicine or food or a previous dose of the vaccine and addition of 15 minute minimum observation period following vaccination
  • Some amendments to the COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 session storage and reconstitution sections following republication of updated Information for Healthcare Professionals on Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine document

New content added to the Sexual Health and HIV elearning programme

Posted on: August 6th, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) and the Royal College of Physicians to add new content to the Sexual Health and HIV programme (eHIV-STI).

A new session, Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex People, is now available as part of the elearning programme. This session aims to aid understanding of the diversity of gender identity and support sexual health professionals to facilitate effective sexual and reproductive healthcare for trans, non-binary, and intersex people.

By the end of this session learners will be able to:

  • describe different gender identities and the need to have inclusive healthcare provision within an integrated sexual health service
  • list important areas of health promotion for trans and non-binary service users
  • discuss ways to take a non-judgemental sexual and reproductive history from a trans or non-binary patient
  • identify key sexual health issues faced by trans and non-binary patients
  • describe possible medical or surgical approaches to gender affirming treatments and their common complications
  • evaluate how welcoming the service is for trans and non-binary people.

The eHIV-STI elearning programme provides the knowledge framework for healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and related conditions. The elearning is split across 17 modules, with an additional undergraduate and STIF pathway, and provides an extensive knowledge base for STIs and HIV.

The new session can be found in the ‘Approach to patient’ module. For more information about the elearning programme and to access the full list of available sessions, visit the Sexual Health and HIV programme page.

Updates to the Flu Immunisation elearning programme for the 2021/22 flu season

Posted on: August 5th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) has worked with Public Health England (PHE) to update the Flu Immunisation elearning programme to ensure it is up to date for the 2021/22 flu season.

With the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that this year’s annual flu vaccination programme is safely and effectively delivered to as many of those eligible as possible to protect those at risk.

Mathematical modelling has suggested that the forthcoming flu season could be up to 50% larger than typically seen in previous years and may also begin earlier than usual.

It is expected that the seasonal influenza virus will co-circulate with the COVID-19 virus during this winter and, as influenza activity levels were extremely low during the 2020/21 flu season, it is expected that there will be lower population immunity against influenza.

As social mixing and social contact returns towards pre-pandemic norms, it is crucial that those giving flu vaccines are confident, competent and have up to date knowledge about the vaccine(s) they are giving.

The Flu Immunisation elearning resource is designed to provide all healthcare practitioners involved in delivering the national flu immunisation programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of flu vaccination and administer the flu vaccines to those who need them.

The elearning course consists of 3 knowledge sessions and 3 assessment sessions. All those undertaking this elearning should complete the Core Knowledge session and accompanying assessment as this is designed to provide essential knowledge about what flu is and the rationale for, and design of, the annual flu programme. Depending on which session(s) is relevant to your role, you should then complete one or both subsequent knowledge and assessment sessions which provide more detailed information about the live and inactivated flu vaccines.

The Flu Immunisation programme is available to access on the elfh hub, ESR and via AICC links. For more information about the programme, including details on how to access, visit: www.e-lfh.org.uk/programmes/flu-immunisation/.

Foundation elearning programme update August 2021

Posted on: August 4th, 2021 by Hannah Denness No Comments

The Foundation curriculum has now changed and we have a new Foundation elearning programme which aligns all elearning sessions with the new 2021 curriculum.

F1 doctors starting in August 2021 and doctors becoming F2 in August 2021 were enrolled to the new Foundation elearning programme on 30 June 2021. The existing Foundation elearning programme, which aligns with the 2016 curriculum, was retired on 4 August 2021 and all history of previous sessions completed will be kept on the elearning for healthcare hub.

The Foundation elearning programme is an official resource designed specifically to support those completing the Foundation Curriculum and is available free via the elearning for healthcare (elfh) hub. Each session is mapped to the Foundation Curriculum and elearning material is designed to enhance and blend with the existing teaching within Foundation schools.

The material has been developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare and is approved by UKFPO.

SCRIPT: supporting safer prescribing practices by nurses

Posted on: August 4th, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

The SCRIPT elearning programme for nurses includes 22 modules in 3 categories, developed for qualified NHS nurses and midwives, and student nurses. Modules cover the principles of medicines management, managing risks related to medication use, and therapeutic topics, including:

  • Dose Calculations for Nurses
  • Medicines Management in Care Homes
  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Treatment of Infection
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Drug Interactions
  • Special Patient Groups

Every module takes approximately 60 minutes to complete. All course materials have been authored by a team of expert healthcare professionals and are regularly reviewed and updated.

Benefits from using SCRIPT elearning modules

  • Safer prescribing
    SCRIPT enhances knowledge and confidence in prescribing, improving patient safety, therapeutics and medicines management.
  • Professional development
    Certificates are made available on completion of a module, which can be used for online learning portfolios as evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Flexible learning
    SCRIPT is easily accessible and intuitive to use, allowing users to complete modules at their convenience and refer back to modules at any time.
  • Free to learners with a NHS.uk or NHS.net address.

How do I access the elearning programme?

You can learn more about the SCRIPT elearning programme by visiting the SCRIPT website.

New elearning sessions available for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians

Posted on: August 3rd, 2021 by Rachel Gowland No Comments

In May 2020, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA), in partnership with Health Education England elearning for healthcare (elfh), launched their elearning programme for radiographers, radiologists and breast clinicians. This is the twelfth update about the programme.

The full programme of elearning sessions is due to be completed in 2021 to support your training needs. If you would like to share your thoughts on the resources and input into the evaluation of the NBIA elearning programme, please visit our survey.

What’s new?

There are 110 elearning sessions available on the elfh Hub.  The latest sessions to be added include:

  • Breaking Bad News
  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast
  • Radiotherapy
  • Mentoring and Preceptorship in Radiology

Additional sessions will be added to the elearning catalogue as soon as they are ready.

What can I expect from the elearning sessions?

The interactive elearning sessions cover a wide range of topics on breast imaging and relevant aspects of surgery, oncology, pathology, nursing, and risk and prevention.

In addition to the recently added elearning sessions listed above, you can also access:

  • Mammographic Imaging of the Augmented Breast
  • Neoadjuvant Systemic Therapy

What is the NBIA?

Hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, the National Breast Imaging Academy (NBIA) project is a collaborative, national, multidisciplinary initiative, involving training centres and NHS Trusts around the country as well as Health Education England, Public Health England, the Royal College of Radiologists, the Society and College of Radiographers, the Association of Breast Clinicians and elearning for healthcare.

For further information about the NBIA please visit: www.nationalbreastimagingacademy.org.

More information, accessing the sessions and providing feedback

For more information about the programme, including access to the elearning sessions, please visit the NBIA programme page.

In addition to these monthly updates, please visit the HEE elfh news page and follow @HEE_TEL on Twitter for the latest news about the programme.

TEL News July 2021

Posted on: August 2nd, 2021 by Leanne Hargreaves No Comments

The latest edition of TEL News includes an update on the recently published Learning Hub roadmap and details of a series of infographics reflect usage of HEE elfh programmes in 2020.
There is also information on the new Stroke elearning resources now available and details of recent updates to the eDen elearning programme.

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